These Gyros are incredibly tender, flavorful, and best of all, made in your Instant Pot saving you lots of time/energy! A creamy yogurt sauce combined with the flavorful beef and onions, you have one dish that will be a favorite with all!
Have you jumped on board the Instant Pot train yet??? Let me tell you, at first, I was completely against one. I mean, everyone started talking about them and I chalked it up to a quick fad that would quickly pass. Add in the fact I am a huge Breaking Bad fan (love that show), needless to say, the Instant Pot wasn’t very high on my list of things to try.
Fast forward about a month and after receiving several emails and messages asking for recipes…I decided to try it out and see what everyone was talking about.
My first trial was rice. I figured, its cheap so if it turns out awful, I’ll dump it out and move on. Only, it turned out BETTER than my rice cooker version! Say what?!?! I was immediately impressed and began making several different recipes in it! Everything from mashed potatoes, rice, soups, and these gyros! Check out all my Instant Pot recipes here!!
I love my Instant Pot so much that I actually sold one of my slow cookers and my rice cooker since I no longer was needing them! Crazy, right? If that doesn’t show dedication, I don’t know what will! This is the one I use and love (click here).
Since my hubby is a big fan of gyros, I decided to try them in the Instant Pot! I made them on a Wednesday night, which is always our busiest night between homework and after school activities. I had these on the table ready to eat in under an hour which doesn’t sound too impressive I know, however, during that hour, I was helping my kids with their homework, doing some chores around the house, and getting things ready for the kids activities. I wasn’t cooking or doing any “work” on the dinner! Everything was made in one pot making clean up a breeze and my hubby gave these two thumbs up!
The beef was incredibly tender, flavorful, and mixed with the tender onions, even my kiddos enjoyed these! I made a creamy yogurt sauce that was poured on top along with some crisp tomatoes!
You can even add lettuce to these to make them a bit more authentic “gyro”, however since I didn’t have any on hand, I skipped that!
All in all, this dinner was a big success and allowed a bit more time for our crazy schedules since dinner was a breeze!!
If you are considering an Instant Pot, I highly recommend them! You will no longer need your slow cooker or rice cooker and can clear out some space from your cabinets!
Instant Pot Beef Gyros
- 2 lb beef chuck roast, sliced into strips
- 1 onion, sliced
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tsp garlic powder
- 2 tsp dried oregano
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- 1/3 cup beef broth
- 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1 cup diced/peeled cucumbers
- 1 tbsp dill
- 1 minced garlic clove
- pita bread
- tomatoes, lettuce (optional)
- Add the beef, onion, olive oil, garlic powder, oregano, salt, black pepper, lemon juice, and beef broth to your Instant Pot.
- Cover and turn valve to sealing position. Press manual high pressure and set timer for 30 minutes.
- Once the timer beeps, allow a natural pressure release (meaning don't touch anything) for 15 minutes.
- After the 15 minutes, do a quick pressure release if any pressure still remains.
- Open and stir well. Season with additonal salt and pepper if desired.
- To make the sauce, combine the yogurt, cucumbers, dill, and garlic in a small bowl.
- Scoop beef mixture onto pita bread followed by the sauce, tomatoes, and lettuce. Serve and enjoy!
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